Hope in His Power: Eternal Life
2 Timothy 1:8-12 (NKJV)
8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, 9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.
You are saved by what Jesus did for you upon the cross. Now we have all sinned and He paid a price for us. This leads to the question have you accepted what He did for you? Have you admitted that you are a sinner? Do you believe that He went to the cross for you? Are you willing to confess your need for Him as your Lord and Savior? Questions that need answers that only you can answer.
He went to the cross to save us and call us with a holy calling through His grace. It is not about works or He would not have needed to go to the cross. He went to the cross because only He can save us. He conquered death for you. Imagine Him on the cross for you and how many of your sins He took for you. Sins of doing wrong, but also sins in knowing what you should do, and you did not do it. He took all your sins there, so the question becomes have you repented and asked for forgiveness? He went for you.
He took your shame and you never have to be ashamed of Him. Jesus is a Loving Friend, a Savior, a Teacher, a Healer, a Mediator, and yes, He is all we need. So, cry out to Him and call out to Him the One who knows your name and yes you the One who loved you enough to go to the cross for you.
Thank You for going to the cross for me. As I ask for forgiveness help me to list each sin I need to repent of, and I thank You for Your love and grace.
In Your Holy Name I pray, Amen.